AKP pays the salaries of gangs with spoils of war
It came out that Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of the gangs it lets loose on Afrin for two months, saying “The spoils of war you got from Afrin will suffice you for a year”.
Reports suggest that disturbance erupted among the gangs Turkey derived from Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Al-Nusra, as Turkey hasn’t paid the salaries of some of these gangs for the past two months while they attacked and invaded Afrin.
Although the pay cut is said to be related with the economic crisis and rapid increase of Dollar in Turkey, it has been learned that the Turkish state told the gangs “The spoils of war you got from Afrin will suffice you for a year”.
The gangs Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan calls “National Revolutionaries of Syria”, with an estimated force of 25-30 thousand men, are paid salaries ranging between 80 and 250 dollars.
According to reports, many of the gang groups have not been paid their salaries for the last two months, while groups founded by Turkish intelligence agency MIT, such as Sultan Murat Brigades and Sultan Abdulhamit, continue receiving their salaries.
On the other hand, people in Afrin state that Turkish troops are deployed in Afrin city center and districts, while gangs are stationed in villages. Accordingly, gangs have accelerated their looting and plundering acts in recent days saying that “They won’t leave Afrin to us.”
In the meantime, following the deal made between Turkey and Russia for the “evacuation of East Ghouta in return for Afrin”, families of the gangs brought in from East Ghouta are taken to and settled in Afrin’s Jindires district and villages by the Turkish state.